CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open little changed ahead of Cyprus vote

Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:42am EDT
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March 19 (Reuters) - Canadian stock index futures were little changed with investors limiting their positions ahead of a crucial vote in Cyprus aimed at saving the country from a debt default and banking collapse.


* Cyprus's parliament was set to reject a divisive tax on bank deposits in a vote scheduled for Tuesday, a government spokesman said, a move that would push the island closer to a default and banking collapse.

* Ryanair announced a $15.6 billion order for 175 passenger jets from Boeing, in a deal that will allow the Irish airline to consolidate its position as Europe's dominant low-cost carrier.

* Lululemon Athletica Inc is pulling shipments of unexpectedly sheer women's yoga pants from its stores, in a move the athletic clothing maker said would hurt its bottom line.

* Pharmaceuticals distributor AmerisourceBergen signed a 10-year distribution contract with Walgreen Co and associate Alliance Boots GmbH that will also allow them to acquire up to 23 percent of AmerisourceBergen.

* Electronic Arts' Chief Executive Officer John Riccitiello has resigned after six years at the helm of the video games publisher, saying he held himself accountable for missed operational targets.